Tiny Deer Photos - Amazing!!!!
Sent by Johanna Sayre
This tiny deer was
delivered by Caesarean section at a wildlife hospital after his mother
was killed by a car. Little Rupert, who is so small he can fit in an
adult's hand, was born after vets failed in their battle to save his
Orphan: Vets were unable to save his mother At just six inches tall and
weighing just over a pound, he is now in an incubator in the intensive care
unit at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire. He has only
recently opened his eyes. Les Stocker, founder of Tiggywinkles, said:
'Rupert's mother had very severe injuries. We brought him out and got him
breathing and then he went into an incubator on oxygen. He is now being fed
by a tube.'
Tucked up: Rupert in an incubator
Dear deer: Rupert pulls a striking pose for the camera Staff are
optimistic Rupert, now five days old, will make a full recovery. 'Deer are
very, very tricky but this one has spirit. He's an extremely feisty little
guy and quite pushy,' Mr Stocker said.
Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks